Hello New West Parents and Students! My name is Lester Douglas and this is my fourth year at New West Charter. I spent the last three years as the High School Resource Teacher and this year I will be stepping into my new role as the Special Education Director.
I became a Special Education Teacher as I wanted to give something back for those who helped me through my early years of Academics. I still remember Mr. Long, my first-grade teacher who encouraged my love of math and first introduced me to a computer (well before they were a staple in every household).
I have been married for ten years to my wife Leah and we have two wonderful daughters, Sofia and Emma.
When I am not working, I spend most of my free time with my family doing outdoor activities and occasionally I get out to play a round of golf. I am a dedicated Vikings and Dodgers fan.